Dell 27" 5K Monitor (5120x2880)

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  1. x3sphere

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    Sub $1500 I would consider it, if it were SST.
    We just have to wait until DP1.3 becomes standard.
     
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    Yeah. Too pricey for now. And the dual DP stuff sucks also. Agree.
     
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    Unfortunately, timelines for DP 1.3 GPU's and DP 1.3 TCon's for displays is still quite up in the air.
     
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    This is very true, it is not evident the next Spring crop of GPU's and monitors will have DP1.3.
     
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    I have a small batch of these coming in this week and I'll be posting for sale on Amazon < $2,000. Message me if interested. Can look at a slight discount if you'd like to buy one direct since there won't be any Amazon seller fees.
     
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    Hi guys, just received my unit yesterday. :) Very happy and exited at the same time. The WOW feeling of seeing windows display such crisp text was very much the same as 20 years ago when I got my Diamond Pro CRT.

    Currently at 4k resolution because there's only 1 display port on my Asus R7 250 on my lowly Q6600 Socket 775 board. I don't play games. Once my Firepro comes, I'll hit 5k.
     
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    I hope they make a version in the 31-34" range.
    To me that's the perfect physical size to go along with 1440p perfect 2x scaling of 5k resolutions.
     
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    11ms if accurate is pretty dark good. Less than one frame.
     
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    I really wish this was at least 30" :(
     
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    Those tests are not very helpful. Would have been better to have a comparison of the same monitor before/after painting the bezel.

    Personally I think that glossy monitors have the best perceived black levels where there are no visible reflections, but that it's almost impossible to avoid reflections in them.

    Matte monitors don't look as good under the best-case conditions, but under typical office conditions will look better due to the reflections being diffused.

    The ideal would probably be a glossy monitor with lab-grade anti-reflection coatings. But that would get expensive.
     
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    27" 5K? Are we sitting 3 inches away? :rolleyes:
    Ridiculous.
     
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    How close do you hold a printed letter when you read it? That will be at least 300 dpi, likely 600 dpi.

    You are used to 75-100 dpi on monitors. Higher dpi is a qualitative improvement. Gamers are not the intended audience.
     
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    Even for photo a 32" or 34" would be much better than a relatively small 27".
    Reading text is out of the question.
     
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    This display has comparable DPI to my 15" MBPr on which text looks awesome.
     
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    go to an apple store to see 27" 5K in person. Text looks incredible.
    OS X definitely has scaling down, looks great. Windows scaling will catch up eventually.

    The DPI on your phone is significantly higher than your current monitor, and text looks great. Only a matter of scaling..
     
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    If this were larger I'd totally be interested
     
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    houkouonchi, I also thought the UP2715K used MST and four logical screens, but in the Nvidia control panel I see it appearing as just two - the same as the UP2414Q. So I'll try connecting another couple of (non-MST) monitors to use up the two remaining logical screens! (I drive it from a Nvidia NVS 510 card, which has four DP1.2 but a four-logical-screen limit.)
     
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    Ah, thanks for that tid-bit.
     
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    OK, good news! The UP2715K appears as two logical screens - not four. This means that it uses up only two of the outputs on a Nvidia card. From one NVS 510 card I am currently driving one UP2715K (at full res and full refresh) plus two T221s with DL-DVI adaptors (at full res but only 24Hz refresh).
     
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    Since you have the monitor to hand, could you possibly try it in portrait mode? I really like the better text I get on my 4K display, but have two monitors in portrait mode.
     
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    Yes, it will rotate to portrait mode. As an IPS panel, the viewing angle is just as good when rotated. But I find the top of the display too high like that. I have two UP2414Qs in portrait mode and even those are a little bit too tall. (Good ergonomics says you should look slightly downwards at the monitor, with its top roughly at eye level. I have a low desk but not low enough to use a 27 inch monitor in portrait orientation without straining my neck.)
     
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    Just curious, will this monitor take one DP 1.3 input to achieve 5K whenever cards are available that support that? Or, is this monitor locked at requiring two DP 1.2 signals forever?
     
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    Thanks.

    I'm 6'4" and tall in the trunk, so the top lines of content are generally at eye level, with tab titles, menus, etc being slightly above.
     
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    There are no DP 1.3 transmission controllers out yet, so new hardware would be required. I'm not even sure if this next GPU release by AMD and NVIDIA will even have DP 1.3.
     
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    Ah, Vega returns! You, of course, have three of these, right? Or do you have five 4K monitors? :)
     
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    Anyone here on [H] actually have one of these yet? I would love to get one, but curious if its worth it over 4k.

    If it was 32" I would be in already, but 27" is so damn small when I am used to larger screens:(
     
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    Darn, that's what I had thought!

    Also agreed that a 32 inch 5K screen would be lovely... I've seen the 27 inch 5K screen on an iMac and yes, it is beautiful. However, worth it over 4K @ 27 inches? Not sure.
     
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    I have the UP3214Q's and just picked up one of these yesterday. To me the 32" monitors are a bit too much but 24" isn't enough. I did like my 3xU3014's though, so maybe this will work. I haven't had a chance to even pull mine out of the box but will in the next couple of days. Also I did have a 5K iMac for a few days but I really wanted the power of my hackintosh on my main machine.
     
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    I use 200% font scaling, so for me the 24" 4k monitors with 184ppi make the text a little bit too big. The T221 with its 204ppi is okay and the UP2715K at 218ppi is just right.
     
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    I have been using a Dell UP2715K happily with a Nvidia NVS 510 card. It drives the screen at full res (5120x2880) and 60Hz refresh without problems. The card is also able to drive two other monitors at the same time.

    However, I have not been able to set up two of the Dell UP2715K monitors - neither by plugging them both into the same NVS 510 card, nor by having one card for each. The second UP2715K will do 3840x2160 only, despite being connected with two DisplayPort cables.

    Does anyone here have a working setup with two 5k monitors?
     
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    OK, an embarassingly simple solution - only one of the two DisplayPort cables was connected, so only 4k resolution was available. The UP2715K on-screen display shows two DisplayPort icons side by side, but that doesn't necessarily mean that both ports are connected, only that it will try to use both if possible.

    So you can successfully drive two UP2715Ks from a single NVS 510 card. (It also works to have two NVS 510 cards in the same machine and drive one UP2715K from each. Which means I expect that driving three or four of these monitors would work with a pair of NVS 510 cards.)
     
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    Is there any way to run and SLI or tri LI configuration with these monitors?
     
  38. Quartz-1

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    Yes. See this thread.
     
  39. Vega

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    Disregard.
     
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